10 Years
Russell "Pete" Miller, 83, who served the Etna Green Fire Department since 1942, was awarded the Governor's Medallion of Valor for his part in rescuing a lady from a house fire March 18, 2004. The award and certificate were presented to him in a public ceremony in Nappanee by the state fire marshal. Mr. Miller was Fireman of the Year in 1995.

     Michael J. Chaplin, son of Cheryl Chaplin, Milford, completed Marine Corps training at the Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. He enlisted for four years of active duty, and wlll receive advanced training as a motor transport operator at Fort Lenard Wood, Mo. Chaplin is a 2005 Wawasee High School graduate.

25 Years

Cliff Scholl retired from Schrader Automotive Parts Monday, Dec. 31, after 43 years in the automotive business. He is a graduate of Leesburg High School and a faithful Warsaw Tiger basketball fan, having gone to the games for many years.

    Regional manager Al Nicolai, of Syracuse, was named to Agri-King's President's Club in recognition of outstanding sales and customer service in his region during 1990. He has been with the company since 1982. Wife, Carol, attended the ceremony.

    Kay Jones, owner of Act II, a new consigned clothing store in The Center Center, presents a $100 check to Sue Balke as winner of the drawing as part of the store's opening.

50 Years

All games of the 1966 Kosciusko County high school basketball tournament will be broadcast live from the Warsaw gym over Radio Stations WRSW AM-FM, it was announced by Fred Gresso, station manager. Veteran sportscaster Milo Clase will be at courtside to describe every thrilling moment of the tourney starting tonight, Jan. 4, and continuing until a champion is crowned Saturday night, Jan. 8. Sponsors are Kosciusko County REMC, Woodie's Supermarket, First National Bank, and Miller and Sons Lumber Co., Silver Lake.

    Gordon Brubaker, president of the Warsaw Kiwanis Club for 1966, presented Blaine Mikesell, president in 1965, a walnut gavel as a gift for his service. Kiwanis member Joe Ettinger made the gavel.

75 Years

Mayor John G. Hansman plans to organize a farewell party for the members of Company L, local National Guard unit, who leave January 17 for Camp Shelby, Miss. for a year of military training. The time and place for the banquet have not been set, but the farewell address will be given by Rev. A.A. Duke, pastor of the Church of God. In order to complete administrative work, Guardsmen are quartered at the Warsaw Armory, Serg. Ralph Lichtenwalter said. The strength of the unit is set at 66, but 15 more men are needed to bring the company up to its full quota.

    Herbert Chinworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Chinworth, of Warsaw, and Lucille Osborn, of Syracuse, have been awarded places in the Purdue University choir.